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We are looking to try to enhance the equipment available for the wood lathe at the Vets Garage in downtown Spokane. They have a Jet Midi with a 1” x 8 tpi headstock and 2MT receivers in headstock and tailstock.  We are looking for donations of wood turning tools you no longer use, live center(s), drive center(s) and chucks in 1”x 8 of any type and condition, as well as faceplates.  Basically anything that will work on a Midi would be great !  I believe the lathe is a 5/8” shaft for the tool rests and extra tool rests would be useful also. The project at the Center has been a great success and there is a lot of interest in woodturning being generated down there !

The Vets Garage is a 501c3 and if your donations are of some value, we would be happy to make sure you get documentation of your donation at a fair market value, for you tax purposes.

If you have any stuff that might be of value to the Vets Garage wood lathe program, please bring them to the February meeting or contact Doug (email below) for arrangements.

We would like to continue to make wood turning a great success with our Vets, so please get into your shop and find that old stuff (or new !) that you are no longer using and can afford to donate.

Thanks !

Doug , INW President

Carl's TREASURER'S MESSAGE:  Annual dues are due at the beginning of each New Year.  For those that have already paid, THANK YOU !    DO NOT CONFUSE OUR INW  MEMBERSHIP WITH AAW MEMBERSHIP. They are not linked.  Dues REMAIN at $30.00 per year (single or family).  All student memberships are free.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation ! New memberships are always welcome !  New memberships are prorated* for the amount of 2017 remaining at time of membership and expire end of year like all renewing members. *Proration ends at a minimum of $15,  for  joining July 1st and after.

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NEXT CLUB MEETING and Recurring Turning Events:

March 2nd -  Finishing and/or Sharpening by Ron Gooley

Future Meetings:
April 6th - Stuart Batty !  Yup at the meeting for a free presentation !!!!

The  "3rd Saturday -- at Riverview Retirement Community Workshop.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinator: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Please express your interest and suggestions for topic or techniques to Ron Gooley.  ALSO: always check this web site for any other announcements regarding the Saturday sessions at Riverview.   Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM to approx 3PM.   Ron Gooley will be hosting an open turning day at the Riverview shop beginning at 9:00 AM.  The shop is located at 1711 E. Ross Ct.   Be sure to bring your own wood and tools. If you have a problem piece, this is a good time to get help with it, and you can always make sure that you are sharpening your tools properly.  Remember there are now  8 lathes available, and this remains a members only event unless you live at Riverview.

1st Saturday with Virginia and Bob Weaver:  As a NON-INW-CLUB event we would like to share that these sessions are held by Bob and Virginia at their Post Falls, ID shop.  Please check with Bob or Virginia as to whether the sessions are being held that month and any topic for the session.

20130207_202259 Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM at Frankie Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please talk to any of the Board for details.

Mesquite Bowl by Ron ValleyTurning of the Month

This mesquite bowl by Ron Valley was displayed at the last monthly meeting.  The bowl is 9" x 9".

Mesquite is a wood that doesn't need to be dried because the shrinkage doesn't occur as with most woods.

RECENT INLAND NORTHWEST WOODTURNER EVENTS: (Check the Meetings page for more details)

October 8-10, 2016 - Woodturning legend Stuart Batty joined us in Spokane for 3 full days.

With your support, we are thrilled to be able to bring world class demonstrators to the Inland Northwest !  Recent demonstrators have included Lyle Jamieson, Jason Clarke, Ashley Harwood and Stuart Batty.


OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and start to fill in some information.  You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.  To date there are very few completed profiles and even fewer avatars, let alone galleries of pictures of completed turnings.  These are easy completions and will not take much of your time.  If you mess anything up, we can easily rebuild your empty profile !  Take a plunge and get-r-done !

NAME TAGS: If you have lost your name tag, or your dog ate it, email Carl and a new one will be on the tag apron next meeting.  Newly joined members should have their name tag on the name tag apron at the next meeting, whenever possible.  Email  for replacement or missing tags.

More AV HELP NEEDED !Woodcraft 184

AV is super important to the meetings, as it adds visuals and better sound to everyone's experience of the demo's.    WE WOULD WELCOME ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE AV PROGRAM AT THE MEETINGS.  IT IS NOT HARD TO LEARN.  Please talk to Carl or any Board Member to discuss how you can help.


Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

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